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Brick Streets - Downtown Business District - Park Beaver City was founded in 1872. The central downtown business district situated around a square block of city park began developing at the end of the 1800s. The first city streets were only dirt roads. Then in 1927 the idea was advanced to pave the business district with bricks. The business association on the west side of the Square approved the paving but the south side association did not think that the proposal was good. However the west side association began the project on their own. The resulting paved streets and alleys were so impressive that the south side association changed its decision and joined the project. Soon the entire Square area was paved.


Address: DOWNTOWN SQUARE
Phone: 308-268-9966
Fax: 308-268-4000
Our Email: beaverchamber@swnebr.net

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First Presbyterian Church

Since the beginning, the Beaver City First Presbyterian Church has been a significant part of the community. Being the first church organized in the county, it has influenced the other churches in the area. It all began in the days of the wild, wild west in the year 1874. The first "church"

Beaver City, NE Historic Churches

G.W. Shafer & Son, General Merchandise

In 1910, on the square in Beaver City, George Washington Shafer opened what his family lovingly calls, "the first Wal-Mart," G.W. Shafer's. "Grandpa Shafer was the first Wal-Mart," said Jean Shafer of Beaver City. "He sold everything ... absolutely everything."

Beaver City, NE Historic Buildings

Two Story Log House

Visiting the log house is an experience that one can thoroughly enjoy. The original setting is still intact and the area around the house is cleared, allowing the visitors to envision what the house was like when first built. Mr. Wesley Camp homesteaded the land in 1877

Beaver City, NE Pioneer Life

Beaver City Firsts

Flying Doctor - Our town has recorded some unique "firsts" in the field of medicine and aviation. Beaver City was the home of Dr.Frank Brewster, Nebraska's first flying doctor. Brewster bought a Curtis-Wright JN4D biplane in 1919. Purchased for $8,000

Beaver City, NE Famous People

World's First Flying Doctor

Dr. Frank A. Brewster practiced medicine in Beaver City from 1901 to 1923

Beaver City, NE Monuments

Things to do Historic Downtowns near Beaver City, NE